Hide but Not Hidden

hide-but-not-hiddenChildren love to play hide-and-seek, and my son Daniel was no exception. He and I would play it often. One time he hid himself so well in a kitchen cupboard that he fell asleep before I found him.

When he was first learning to play the game he’d place his hands, a blanket, or a box over his eyes or head, thinking that if he couldn’t see me, I couldn’t see him. He was hiding but not hidden.

The Bible says, Thy word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11). The word “hidden” doesn’t mean that God’s Word was kept secret, but that it was put in a safe place. God’s precious revelation was kept in the safety of the writer’s heart and mind where it could be easily accessed.

Hiding the Scriptures in our hearts doesn’t necessarily mean having them memorized, but knowing them well enough to draw from their richness for any reason at any moment. People should know that you’re a Christian by your frequent use of God’s wise words and instruction. It should be so ingrained in your thinking that it guides your every step and decision in life.

Hide God’s Word, but don’t let it be hidden.


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